Our Clearwater / St. Pete babysitters have varying availabilities and specialized skills, and there's certainly one on our staff that would be a perfect fit for your family. If you have a need but are unsure if we'd be able to assist you, just ask! Every sitter on our staff is currently First Aid and CPR certified, including for infants and children.
I am manager for the Clearwater/St. Pete branch of Seminole Sitters. I recently finished my internship at a local Music Therapy private practice and will be graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy at Florida State University this spring. Growing up, my mom was a teacher’s assistant at the local elementary school where she taught pre-k VPK/ESE and I began volunteering in her classroom where I learned to work with children who had Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down's syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other disabilities and medical conditions. I started babysitting with friends when I was 11, babysitting younger siblings of my friends. I also work as a summer camp counselor, where I teach music and was the counselor of 4th graders, as well as a counselor for the special needs portion of the camp.
I recently graduated from Florida State University with my Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy. I grew up in Saint Petersburg as a band girl. My love for music brought me to my love for helping others through music. Growing up my mom was a 3rd grade teacher, so I would help volunteer in her classroom whenever possible. I also volunteered at my church’s Vacation Bible School where I was the lead teacher for three years with Pre-K, 1st-2nd grade, and 3rd-6th grade. I love working with children and have been babysitting for family friends since I was 13.
I started babysitting in high school and haven’t stopped. I have worked other jobs, but am always babysitting in the background as well. I have a history of nannying and I love that, but no longer have the time. I have experience with babies only one week old up to middle schoolers. I used to volunteer at my church’s preschool ministry and lead the three-year-old class on Wednesday nights. I did that for about a year. I love working with kids in just about every aspect.
Although I grew up near Washington D.C. and went to college here in St. Petersburg, I have traveled to various countries over the years to study, work and volunteer. In my time abroad I've learned about different cultures and strengthened my values. These experiences have pushed me to want to work in the helping professions and have broadened my horizons, as I've discovered a lot about myself and the world around me.
I have been babysitting since I was about 15 and have worked with children from ages of infancy to 12 years old. I've worked with children in group and individual settings. I am involved with Vacation Bible School at my church with up to 20 children in my group. I also go to Honduras every summer for a mission trip and work with all of the kids there and try to interact with them as much as I can with the little Spanish I know!
I have babysat children from infants to 13 years old, as well as volunteering in my church's nursery. I also have worked in numerous summer camps, being a counselor at my church's summer camp as well as the Boys and Girls Club. I ran a camp for children who were impacted by tornadoes in Alabama. Throughout high school, I was in a program called Little Spongers, where I worked with children aged 3-5 every day. With my experience in Little Spongers, I became CDA certified, as well as CPR and First Aid certified.